Use of Morphological Method to Investigate the Influence of Surface Texture on Dimensional Measurement of Additively Manufactured Parts

Shan Lou, Stephen S Brown, Wenjuan Sun, Wenhan Zeng, Hussein Abdul-Rahman, Xiangqian Jiang, Paul Scott

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Abstract

The high level of surface roughness of additively manufactured (AM) parts post challenges to the applicability of different dimensional measurement techniques, including tactile, optical and XCT. Tactile measurement is traditionally considered to have the best accuracy and traceability. However, tactile measurement can be significantly affected by the mechanical filtering effect. This work sets out to investigate the influence of the mechanical filtering effect of tactile measurement on AM parts. Both experiential and simulation work are unitised to reveal this effect. Particularly the numerical simulation based on the morphological method allows the single influence factor, i.e., the tip diameter to be investigated. The maximum measurement errors caused by the stylus tip mechanical effect are determined by the convex hull points of the measurement profile, which is equivalent to using an infinitely large stylus tip. The CMM and XCT results of measuring the AM cylinder diameters are compared, along with the application of morphological method to “compensate” the mechanical filtering effect of the stylus tip.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Special Interest Group meeting on Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing
Pages169-173
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2017
EventJoint Special Interest Group Meeting between EUSPEN and ASPE Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 10 Oct 201711 Oct 2017

Conference

ConferenceJoint Special Interest Group Meeting between EUSPEN and ASPE Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period10/10/1711/10/17

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    Lou, S., Brown, S. S., Sun, W., Zeng, W., Abdul-Rahman, H., Jiang, X., & Scott, P. (2017). Use of Morphological Method to Investigate the Influence of Surface Texture on Dimensional Measurement of Additively Manufactured Parts. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group meeting on Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing (pp. 169-173)